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Editing cells in large tables is painfully slow

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Editing text in large tables is painfully slow in InDesign. Typing a word leads to a slow character-by-character attempt by the program to keep up. Hitting tab to go to the next cell often skips a cell, thus advancing two cells. The program generally functions well overall, but becomes nearly unusable when dealing with large tables which I do frequently.

 

I have a newer MacBook Pro that runs other "power" programs with ease. Display Performance is on "Fast".

 

Screen recording attached for reference. I am rapidly hitting "delete" or "backspace" several times to erase a particular word, and that shows in realtime how long it takes to accomplish this.

 

Thanks.

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Correct answer by Mike Witherell | Adobe Community Professional

Why would you set the display performance to "fast" which means to refrain from showing the pictures? That is never going to help you. Here are some things to try:

https://trainingonsite.com/145-how-speed-up-indesign-cc-2020.html

 

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Editing cells in large tables is painfully slow

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Editing text in large tables is painfully slow in InDesign. Typing a word leads to a slow character-by-character attempt by the program to keep up. Hitting tab to go to the next cell often skips a cell, thus advancing two cells. The program generally functions well overall, but becomes nearly unusable when dealing with large tables which I do frequently.

 

I have a newer MacBook Pro that runs other "power" programs with ease. Display Performance is on "Fast".

 

Screen recording attached for reference. I am rapidly hitting "delete" or "backspace" several times to erase a particular word, and that shows in realtime how long it takes to accomplish this.

 

Thanks.

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Correct answer by Mike Witherell | Adobe Community Professional

Why would you set the display performance to "fast" which means to refrain from showing the pictures? That is never going to help you. Here are some things to try:

https://trainingonsite.com/145-how-speed-up-indesign-cc-2020.html

 

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Why would you set the display performance to "fast" which means to refrain from showing the pictures? That is never going to help you. Here are some things to try:

https://trainingonsite.com/145-how-speed-up-indesign-cc-2020.html

 

Mike Witherell

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Thanks for the link. It seems like the GPU Acceleration was the culprit. And the "fast" display was a means of troubleshooting the issue, not what I typically work in. Thanks again.

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Hi all,

 

Glad to hear that the issue is resolved. We understand how frustrating slow performance can be. In case you run into similar issues in the future, please try the suggestions shared on this page

We have consolidated the most popular solutions that help in fixing slow performance and unexpected behavior of InDesign

 

Regards,

Srishti

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